Lortab Elixir

  • Narcotic analgesics

Lortab Elixir Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Hydrocodone bitartrate 10mg, acetaminophen 300mg; per 15mL; tropical fruit punch flavor; contains alcohol 7%.

Pharmacological Class

Opioid + analgesic.

How Supplied



Lortab Elixir Indications


Moderate to moderately severe pain.

Lortab Elixir Dosage and Administration


11.25mL every 4–6hrs as needed; max 67.5mL/day.


<2yrs: not recommended. Give every 4–6hrs as needed; max 6 doses/day. 2–3yrs (12–15kg): 2.8mL; max: 16.8mL/day. 4–6yrs (16–22kg): 3.75mL; max: 22.5mL/day. 7–9yrs (23–31kg): 5.6mL; max: 33.6mL/day. 10–13yrs (32–45kg): 7.5mL; max: 45mL/day. ≥14yrs (≥46kg): 11.25mL; max: 67.5mL.

Lortab Elixir Contraindications

Not Applicable

Lortab Elixir Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Lortab Elixir Warnings/Precautions


Head injury. Increased intracranial pressure. Acute abdomen. Impaired renal, hepatic, thyroid, pulmonary, or adrenocortical function. GI or GU obstruction. Asthma. Drug abusers. Elderly. Debilitated. Labor & delivery. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Lortab Elixir Pharmacokinetics

See Literature

Lortab Elixir Interactions


Potentiation with alcohol, CNS depressants, MAOIs, tricyclic antidepressants, anticholinergics.

Lortab Elixir Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

Dizziness, CNS depression, respiratory depression, GI upset, constipation, urinary retention; hepatotoxicity (overdosage).

Lortab Elixir Clinical Trials

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Lortab Elixir Note

Not Applicable

Lortab Elixir Patient Counseling

See Literature